We’ve all heard the saying, “Waste not, Want not”. However, our throw-away practices all over the globe are destroying this very planet of ours which was meant to help prolong our lives. Landfill waste is not breaking down fast enough because of the type of ‘rubbish’ which ends up there.
Things like batteries/ mobile phones and plastics, to name a few, very slowly breakdown in the soil making it hazardous to our health because of the toxic chemicals they are made from. It’s not just the soil that ends up toxic but toxic fumes escape into our atmosphere; into the very air we breathe.
This is an ongoing issue which has been addressed over the years. In 2007 a film called “The 11th Hour” gave cause for alarm to the seriousness of the plight our planet was facing. Then in 2008 a G-rated animated movie called “Wall-E”, cleverly written and directed by Andrew Stanton, showed us all what would happen if our planet became totally trashed and uninhabitable.
Both movies are available to buy from eBay
We all are accountable for what happens to our Earth. Today’s children need to be educated in Earths’ preservation; for the sake of their future and future generations.
Here are some ways which you can reduce landfill:
Refuse plastic bags by using your own cotton cloth bags when shopping.
Operating in North America, usedcardboardboxes.com sell and buy used card board boxes. Schools, organizations and businesses which have 5,000 cardboard boxes or more have the option to sell those storage boxes back to them. By doing this it will significantly reduce landfill waste, prevent more trees from being logged and help raise money for non-profit organizations.
Where possible, re-use what you have. Use your own cup for coffee or tea at work instead of using plastic cups which have been supplied for coffee machines etc.
Use cloth diapers/nappies instead of disposables. “OsoCozy” make unbleached pre-folded cotton cloth diapers and are sold at Amazon (U.S.).
Compost leaves, grass clippings and organic waste products to use as garden mulch or to fertilize soil.
Choose products which are recyclable or biodegradable. Find out where you can recycle your batteries and mobile phones etc.
One U.K. online electronics store Jessops.com has contributed towards a national fund to assist U.K. local councils to make electronic waste collection facilities, instead of accepting electrical waste at their retail sites.
As a cash back service recycleurphone.co.uk offer money for some unwanted mobile phone models. You can perform a search on their website to locate the model number of your mobile phone and if listed it will show what it’s worth. The few dollars you make will help go towards your next mobile phone purchase.
Hire a Full Service Household Junk Removal Company
Remember 1-800-Got-Junk? Did you know since 1989 this professional junk removal company has saved over 1.5 billion pounds of junk (rubbish) from being dumped into landfills? That’s impressive.
Why not hire help from a professional rubbish removal company like 1-800-Got-Junk? They are the World’s First Full Service Junk Removalist Company and will remove those unwanted household and office items you no longer need.
With offices located in Australia, Canada and the U.S.A, “1-800-GOT-JUNK?” offer a hassle free no obligation appointment online booking system. Should you use their services, they will offer you a $10 discount just by booking online.
This green junk removalist company have many happy customers who have used their services and provided their written testimonies. You will see these reviews on their website.
List Your Used Household Goods Online
eBay sell thousands of unwanted household goods daily in various countries. If you have unwanted household items which you feel could earn you some extra pocket money then list them on eBay.
Refurbished iPhones 3G and other models: read reviews from customers who have purchased these electronics online from other sellers.
Manufacturer Refurbished Models: iPod Touch, iPod Nano, Ipod Classic, iPod Mini and MP3 accessories.
Second-hand laptops and electronics used for display purposes only are being sold on eBay every day.
Quality used Pyrex Glass Teapots and lead free glass cookware can be bought and sold online. If you have glass cookware which you don’t use, why not list it for sale online or offer it as gift for someone you know who could use it.
Handy Tip for Selling Unwanted Items:
If you know someone who can write and speak in more than one language then have your product description translated into other languages. Your chances of selling your items will magnify by reaching out to non-English speaking people.
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